The importance of individual competence
NAPIT Group Chief Executive, Mike Andrews, discusses how the company’s original raison d’etre is being realised, 25 years on. NAPIT was founded 25 years ago by a small group of electricians, with the simple but laudable aim of improving the standards within the electrical industry by recognising the competence of…
Spreading the word about electrical safety
NAPIT’s Business Relationship Director, Ian Halton, shares how he has been helping Local Authorities and Landlords to understand the realities of keeping their properties electrically safe. The issue of electrical safety is high up on the Government agenda currently, with consultations in both England and Wales looking into tightening the regulations…
Towards a Smarter Future
Chairman of the NAPIT Trade Association, Frank Bertie, discusses the ongoing smart meter rollout and the impact it will have on households, businesses and tradespeople across the UK. The smart revolution is well and truly underway, with smart meters at the core of the transition to smart homes and businesses….
The Electrical Challenges of Summer
Chairman of the NAPIT Trade Association, Frank Bertie, discusses the various types of electrical work to expect during the remainder of summer and how to ensure safety for homeowners. Whilst we are almost halfway through the Summer, there are still many things that can be done to ensure electrical safety…
NAPIT Responds to the General Election Result
As Chief Executive of the NAPIT Group, a national organisation whose members are heavily affected by the future direction of the UK, the snap General Election result will have a major impact on the industries that we represent and there are still many questions that need to be answered. Once again, the…
A Step Towards Electrical Safety in the PRS
Chairman of the NAPIT Trade Association, Frank Bertie, discusses NAPIT’s new Electrical Installation Safety Record Summary (EISRS) document and how it can help NAPIT inspectors and their customers. With the Government facing increasing pressure to improve electrical safety in the Private Rented Sector, there is an expectation that EICRs will…
The Low Carbon Future of Transport
Managing Director of NAPIT Certification, David Cowburn, discusses the rapid rise of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV) in the UK and how this will contribute to a low-carbon future. Since 2008 and the launch of the first legal all-electric car, the number of electric vehicles has risen exponentially with no signs…
Can the Government Meet its House Building Target?
Managing Director of NAPIT Certification, David Cowburn, discusses the Government’s target of building one million homes by 2020 and the progress that has been made so far. Following on from the general election last year, the Government set an ambitious pledge to build one million homes in England by 2020….
An Evening with The Experts
As Chief Executive of the NAPIT Group, providing members with all the technical and regulatory information they need in order to work competently and safely is one of my key objectives. To provide this information to as many of our members across the country as possible, we take the annual…
Simplify to Clarify – Electrical Safety in the Private Rented Sector
Electrical Safety in the Private Rented Sector is poor. In 2014, 16% of private rented sector tenants in England experienced problems with electrical hazards, which equates to nearly 1.5 million people living with unsafe electrics. Coupled with the fact that 5,622 accidental domestic fires were caused by electrical distribution systems…